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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Aug, 2014

    This movie was so ahead of it's time - especially in terms of the camera work. Elegant dolly moves, intriguing angles and the use of close-ups, stark locations and backgrounds - the movie is shot almost entirely in close-ups with the odd medium shot. You feel the weight of the inquisition as young Joan is badgered by the judges who want her to recant her claim of coming directly from God. The faces all have such life to them, amplified…

  • Goon 2011

    Watched 29 Aug, 2014

    A movie about hockey fighting where the main character can barely put a full sentence together because as he puts it, he's stupid. Yes...he is....and we're supposed to think that's ok, but it's not. The man makes a living knocking people's teeth out. His Mom must be so proud - oh wait, she's not. She and his father leave him at a restaurant, disgusted by his career. Nothing ever really comes of that subplot - or any of the others.…

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  • Zodiac 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    I hadn't seen this movie since opening night in 2007 (went straight from work to the Varsity theater in Toronto for it) and not only has this movie held up but it's better then I remember it which is tough because I thought it was great to begin with.

  • The Losers 2010

    ½ Watched 27 Aug, 2014

    I once had this friend who fancied himself to be an up-and-coming screenwriter (he wasn't even remotely close) who made up these "rules" for writing - none of which made any sense - and had a special section reserved for "title creation". One of those rules was - "never have a title that a critic or executive can form into a pun making fun of it" (my reply to that was "so everyone should just all call their movies 'movie'…